Malcolm Proud combines an international career as a harpsichordist and organist with his work as an instrumental teacher and senior lecturer on the BA Music Degree course at Waterford Institute of Technology. He is also organist and choirmaster of St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny.
He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. He studied harpsichord with Gustav Leonhardt at the Amsterdam Conservatory and in 1982 won the Edinburgh International Harpsichord Competition. Since then he has made recordings, performed with ensembles and given harpsichord and organ recitals throughout Ireland, U.K., Europe, North America and Japan. He has performed and recorded with leading period instrumental ensembles including John Eliot Gardiner’s English Baroque Soloists, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Academy of Ancient Music. He is also a member of the Irish Baroque Orchestra.
In 1999 he co-founded the ensemble Camerata Kilkenny with the Swiss violinist Maya Homburger. Since then Camerata Kilkenny has given concerts in Paris, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Latvia and at all the major festival throughout Ireland. Camerata Kilkenny’s CD of H.I.F. Biber’s Mystery Sonatas (recorded in St. Gerold, Austria) was listed in the prestigious German music industry ‘Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik’ awards in 2007 and their most recent recording of Bach’s Musical Offering was released in 2011 to critical acclaim. In 2010 Malcolm Proud performed all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos with the English Baroque Soloists at the London Proms and at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany. In 2013 he gave solo harpsichord recitals at Handel House London, Trinity Hall, Cambridge and at the Cobbe collection in Hatchlands, Surrey and an organ recital at St. Lawrence Jewry, next Guildhall, London. Malcolm Proud has recorded over 30 CDs on many different labels including Meridian, Hyperion, Maya Recordings, Virgin, Deutsche Grammophon, RCA, EMI and Soli Deo Gratia. His most recent recording of J.S. Bach’s Partitas for Maya Recordings has been critically acclaimed.
Further information: www.malcolmproud.ie